Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Beazley Group LSE:BEZ London Ordinary Share GB00BYQ0JC66 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.40p +0.11% 379.00p 378.50p 378.90p 379.00p 375.00p 378.60p 757,093 16:35:03
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonlife Insurance 1,212.9 192.7 33.1 9.5 1,976.26

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25/7/201613:58Beazley - Specialist Insurers535
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20/10/2016 17:11:29378.973,16912,009.56NT
20/10/2016 17:07:20378.017,25027,405.64NT
20/10/2016 17:07:20378.0118,63770,449.57NT
20/10/2016 17:01:35377.694751,794.00NT
20/10/2016 16:35:03379.00237,240899,139.60UT
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Beazley Daily Update: Beazley Group is listed in the Nonlife Insurance sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BEZ. The last closing price for Beazley was 378.60p.
Beazley Group has a 4 week average price of 386.49p and a 12 week average price of 393.74p.
The 1 year high share price is 413.10p while the 1 year low share price is currently 313.90p.
There are currently 521,439,431 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 629,143 shares. The market capitalisation of Beazley Group is £1,976,255,443.49.
analyst008: Good set of results given the current climate. However everyone is looking over their shoulder as to who will be the next Insurance company to be taken over. These are the companies CEO and CFO's who are saying this at a recent dinner. After the Brit takeover, my hunch Beazley could possibly be the next one. I'm not saying that they are, but I can see more consolidation in this sector. Have been following the share price from £2.80 and just now hit £3.36, I reckon there might be further coverage from the analyst.
typo56: schofip, interesting what you say about a net dividend of 10% non recoverable. Is that an Irish withholding tax? I'm also a bit of a novice but thought UK dividends were declared net and are then grossed up with a dividend credit of 1/9 (which you can offset against income tax if you pay it). You've done okay this time by selling yesterday, because the share price has fallen by more than the 18p ex-div, but quite often this doesn't happen, so it's not a failsafe system!
v11slr: 10% tax is deducted at source, so you will receive the net amount. This tax deduction can't be reclaimed. Whether you would be better selling before xd depends on the share price performance. Theoretically it should drop by the dividend amount but theory and practice are often widely apart. Then you have to factor in dealing costs and spread to replace the holding whether you buy back in BEZ or another share.
schofip: Advice needed I have never had a special dividend before. Normally when a company declares a dividend the share price falls by the value of the dividend when it goes ex dividend.Does the same thing happen with a special dividend as well. Also does anybody have a view regarding the director selling 1M shares at this time and what should shareholders make of it.
yupawiese2010: I think you mean resistance at 250p & buying signal if / when share price goes through 266p !!!
ialwayswinatmonopoly: Phew! - The price has finally smashed through the resistance of 250p. A strong buying signal will be triggered if / when the share price goes past 266p (DB formation, with a target price of 300p)
ialwayswinatmonopoly: The large transaction of shares mid-day is not a 'sell' - The software on ADVFN shows as a sell as it is identified and categorised automatically, based on the transaction price compared to the bid/offer prices at the time. If the transaction price is closer to the 'buy' then it will be recorded as a 'buy' and visa versa. This is normally accurate but with a few exceptions. One of those exceptions is when the market is very active and the price is bouncing around and the other is when the size of the transaction is extraordinarily large and the order has to be filled over a period of time or manually negotiated. The main reason, in my opinion for the recent hike is just the natural and healthy behaviour of the stock market. Trading was very thin when it made it's way from 268p to 236p and there aren't a lot of trades for the market makers to 'match' as trading pressures push the price back up. You will see on occasions today that the share price 'gapped' i.e., jumped up without any trades been transacted - this happens in shares where there is large price fluctuations over a short space of time (i.e., what has happened with BEZ over the last couple of weeks). From what I can see, the share price behaviour of BEZ is behaving very characteristically and if this continues it should hit circa 268p within the next few weeks. If the price 'bangs it's head' at this price then it will be bound by a rectangular formation of between 268p & 236p. A break through either of these prices will determine the next, long term direction of the share.
hooley: Another special this year, but half last year's 16p payout - say 8p. With the standard payment of 7p, then 15p total. Based on a share price of 260p, the prospective yield of 5.8% would pay its way.
andrewbaker: These guys will do well from Hurricane Sandy - and any others - as the increase in premiums afterwards more than covers any insured loss payouts: it's the way this works and one way these insurers make money. Buy non-life insurers after a catastrophe, as it's pretty certain their share price will rise as a consequence of this.
ohisay: Beazley Our view: Hold Share price: 109.4p (-0.2p) It has been a year for earthquakes, but what made the Chilean tremor, which rocked the Latin American country in February, different was that it was the first for a quite some time that hit a part of the world that has at least some insurance. The Lloyd's insurer Beazley reckons the industry-wide loss from the quake will be between $5bn and $8bn and, of that, the company thinks it will pay out a maximum of $75m. Of course, these estimates are early, and could prove conservative. Beazley's suggested range puts it in the middle of the wildly varying forecasts out there, although it has protection in the form of reinsurance if the situation deteriorates (50 per cent of any increase above $75m is covered). And though the number looks big, it is certainly no worse than expected and better than some rivals. Catastrophes happen; the recent lull has been unusual and cannot last. If you write insurance against them, at some point you will have to pay out. In the meantime, Beazley, which is now in the FTSE 250, is not expensive as these companies go. It sits at a discount of about 10 per cent of its in force book of business, and (although the number is less meaningful for insurers) a compelling multiple of 4.5 times this year's forecast earnings. The Chilean earthquake should not prevent the company from hitting its forecasts either. Last year, we said buy the shares at 105.8p. We wouldn't add any more but premium rates are still high enough for the company to make a profit from its underwriting, even if returns from investing remain low. Hold.
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